Bulletin of the Michigan Ornithological Club Volume 4-6

Bulletin of the Michigan Ornithological Club Volume 4-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... the conditions seemed very favorable, but I did not see or hear the birds. In concluding this life history of these birds I am inclined to think the Au Sable river is the southern boundary of their breeding area and that this area extends over the greater part of the Canadian zone of Michigan, Wisconsin and perhaps Minnesota. They will probably be found breeding in favorable localities in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but I should not expect them north of Lake Superior. I still consider this bird as rare, and only to be found breeding in small colonies, and only in the jack pine plains in favorable localities. All that I found were on the first and second terraces north of the Au Sable river. One pair was only one-fourth mile from the river, and the farthest two miles. All of these birds were near some road that was used by teams or stock, and they seem to prefer such places for nesting and breeding. They sing constantly in June and July by the roadside, so they may be easily found by driving through the plains at this time. I did not find a bird over one-fourth of a mile from a road, or under conditions other than those described. This history of the Kirtland's warbler is in the main copied from my field notes, written with the birds before me. In concluding this paper I give the data for 23 birds, all taken in Michigan and records of 8 others seen. thus making a total of 31 birds. This number of records surpasses that of all other states. 1 & 2--1879, Purdie. H. A., Bull. Nutt. Orn. Club, IV, 1879, pp. 1-85. Two females coll. by A. B. Covert, Ann Arbor, Mich., May 15, 1875 and May 16, 1879. 3-1884, Ridgway, Robt., Auk, I, 1884, pp. 389. Male coll. by N. Y. Green, Battle Creek, Mich. May 11, 1883. 4-1885, Merriam, C. H., ...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236744004
  • 9781236744005